Dentistry: Preventative, Restorative, and Cosmetic

May 16th, 2015

restorative Dentistry

You’ve heard the terms before: restorative, cosmetic and preventative dentistry. Have you ever wondered the exact meaning of these classifications? Well you are in luck! Lifetime Family Dental offers all three forms of dentistry.

Preventative Dentistry

This is the goal for all patients. The backbone of preventative dentistry is good nutrition, daily care, and periodic cleanings and check-ups with the goal of quality dental health while avoiding more invasive procedures in the future. Or in other words, as the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

Restorative Dentistry

This form of dentistry entails the general repair of the mouth. This includes dentures, partial dentures, broken and leaking fillings, the building of crowns and bridges, and the re-alignment of your bite. It also includes the treatment of gum disease and root canal therapy. The goal of restorative dentistry is to keep all of your teeth for your entire life.

Cosmetic Dentistry

A beautiful smile is no longer reserved for the movie stars and politicians. With the aid of new materials, cosmetic dentistry enables one to address chips, gaps, and other issues with imperfect smiles. How you look certainly can help how you feel! Once the preventative and restorative steps are taken care of – let Lifetime Family Dental address any insecurities you might have with your smile. Contact us today for more information on these services.

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